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The Original Macintosh
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh, and the people who made it (121 stories)
“Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing.” -- Steve Jobs

  
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We cook up a special demo for John Sculley
March 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Recruiting,Early Programs
10
 (3.64)
A visit to the Lisa offices by former Governor Jerry Brown
April 1983
Dan Cochran
Celebrities,Lisa
0
 (4.14)
Early Mac art from Jean-Michel Folon
May 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint, Celebrities
0
 (4.5)
Bill decides to leave out a very impressive feature
June 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
MacPaint,Software Design,QuickDraw,Technical,Lisa
5
 (4.78)
How we got the unusual symbol used for the menu command key
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
16
 (4.65)
We needed to come up with a naming scheme for our fonts
August 1983
Susan Kare
Software Design,Personality
6
 (4.27)
Steve wants us to make the Macintosh boot faster
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design,Inspiration
4
 (3.9)
We put a hidden icon in the ROM
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Software Design
30
 (4.57)
Steve forbid us to work with Sony
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Hardware Design,Management,Lisa
6
 (4.75)
The Mac Team hoists a pirate flag
August 1983
Andy Hertzfeld
Apple Spirit, Buildings, Lisa Rivalry, Retreats
7
 (4.0)
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